Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Rachel is a co-managing director of Visionary Group - a company she formed in 2007. With expertise in the areas of Integrated Marketing and Digital Strategy - including Social Media, branding and communication.
Rachel is also co-founder of Nomadness | Making Camping Simple and author to soon to be published "When Business Meets Baby: Practical tips and tools to achieve balance.
Together with her life partner, Rachel has an increasing investment property portfolio and property development is also influencing their future situation.
Business and investment together with an active and spirited 5.5 year old daughter keeps life interesting and full.
Monday, 14 April 2014
Heartbleed is a server based virus which impacts secure connections, such as online banking and eCommerce, which use encrypted connections such as OpenSSL.
You can do a number of things to mitigate infection:
- If you use Google Chrome browser, you can install Chromebleed, which checks each site you visit and alerts you if the server has not been repaired.
- Have a look at LastPass - saves your passwords securely and it's free; we have used it for a number of years now.
- Some experts are suggesting to reset your passwords, but until we know the extent of the infection (and that it's a server issue) it's not clear that this is necessary.
- Visit this article on Mashable, which lists a number of popular websites and their status: http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/
Remember, please keep your Antivirus software up to date and run scans on a regular basis, we suggest that a paid version of your favourite AV software is best and is a wise investment.
Craig has been working in the Information Technology and eBusiness marketing domains since 2000 and also draws from a wide range of commercial experience over the past 27 years within the academic, hospitality, retail and traditional marketing sectors.
Over the years his skills and expertise have been retained by such well known firms as Myer Stores, Novotel, Telstra, IBM and Federation University. As a Global Marketing Manager of an award winning Australian software company Craig was responsible for developing strategies to expand into several key markets, including North America, Europe and Asia; resulting in a four-fold increase in sales over a 3 year period.
An intimate knowledge of eBusiness, Internet marketing and marketing strategy has been attained from industry experience and also graduating from tertiary study with a Bachelor of Information Technology and also a Bachelor of Business (eBusiness) (Honours) from one of Australia's leading regional institutions, Federation University.
Craig has also lectured and coordinated a number of IT management and eBusiness subjects, as well as presenting several seminars and workshops in the field of marketing strategy, Search Engine Optimisation and eBusiness.